Gear VR is your ticket to amazing new worlds – or to see parts of your own Earth that would be expensive or dangerous to travel to. I’ve got a Gear VR, enjoy it. The only weird thing is that when I used the gear VR with my S7 Edge to view MKV files, there is no sound. Did I miss something? Any solution for me play MKV on Gear VR perfectly with no sound issue?
From tech support online, I know only audio which Android supports in standard can work and that is AAC and MP3. AC3 and DTS were removed because of high licensing costs. So, if the MKV files are encoded with DTS, AC3, there would be no audio issue as I’ve met.
To get rid of the trouble, what I’ve done is to re-encode my MKV files to Gear VR more compatible format to get them to play nice. I’m using Brorsoft Video Converter to achieve the goal, which is a yet professional all-in-on HD, 4K, 3D Video Converter,
With it, you can fast convert MKV to Gear VR supported file type like MP4, MKV in .mp3, .aac audio. Best of all, this software allows you to convert MKV to 3D videos such as MKV Top-bottom 3D Video, MP4 Top-bottom 3D Video, MP4 Side-by-Side 3D video, which can be played on Gear VR perfectly. If you are Mac users, please turn to Video Converter for Mac. Now, we will give a detailed guide on the whole process from converting MKV to Samsung Gear VR supported video.
Convert MKV for Gear VR playback with perfect audio
Step 1. Load video files
Run the best VR Video Converter program and load your source video files MKV into it.
Step 2. Decide output format
Tap on “Format” bar and find “3D Video”, there are a lot of format options for you. “MP4 Side-by-Side 3D Video (*.mp4)” is recommended for Samsung Gear VR. Of course, “MKV Side-by-Side 3D video”, “MP4 Side-by-Side 3D video” are also supported.
Step 3. Specify video/audio parameters
Click Settings button to adjust video/audio parameters like video resolution, bitrate, audio codec, audio channel. According to my experience, anything over 720p does nothing but turn battery energy into heat, due to the screen resolution.
Step 4. Start encoding MKV to Gear VR
Click Convert button to start converting MKV to Samsung Gear VR friendly video. After the conversion, you can get the resulted videos by clicking the Open button. Now it would be easy for you to watch 3D movies on Samsung Gear VR. Enjoy.
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